NatureArt Lab offers participants the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and immerse themselves in art inspired by nature. Select a series of courses to suit your interests, and consider developing your foundation skills through a better understanding of colour theory, drawing skills or use of water-based mediums such as watercolour or gouache. Our team of experienced tutors will support your creative learning journey with expert instruction and guidance in a fully equipped art-science space.
NatureArt at Montague Island
Over the past couple of years I’ve moved out of a long-term job as a biologist in the public service, finished an almost equally long-term bird illustration contract, and begun teaching some of what I’ve learned about wildlife art to interested members of the public. I’ve now run dozens of classes – at the ANU Centre for Continuing Education, for the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust at Jerrabomberra Wetlands, with the Watercolour Group at M16 Community Artspace, for the Tablelands Regional Council in far north Queensland, and now with Canberra NatureArt Lab at M16. I’ve met scores of committed and talented...
For any aspiring artist there is something magical and rewarding about holding an image in your mind clearly enough to make a representation of it – marks on paper or canvas, a sculpture, a digital file – and have someone else understand and appreciate what you imagined. However, getting to that point is not simple, and you may never be satisfied with the gap between your imagination and your artwork , but the rewards are in the journey. If you are lucky enough to be able to visit the Atherton Regional Gallery in north Queensland before 26 November 2017 you’ll...